About the role
Assistant Finance Analyst
Permanent (inc. 36-month Apprenticeship Scheme)
£26,000 + Pension + Bonus + BUPA + ShareSave Scheme + 6.6 weeks holiday
Southampton, Head Office.
We believe anyone can improve their home to make life better. From our Southampton Store Support office (SSO) we equip our stores, our people, and our whole business with everything it takes to help our millions of customers create a home they’ll love. Join us as an Assistant Finance Analyst and you’ll be a big part of this.
We are looking for keen graduates to join B&Q, the UK’s leading home improvement retailer. As part of the Kingfisher group, you will be working within the top Home Improvement retailer in the UK. You’ll be joining a fast paced, exciting finance team with the opportunity of future career development. You will learn the business from the bottom up, with an induction to include working in our stores, visiting distribution centres as well as meeting several key finance and non-finance stakeholders.
Our Finance apprenticeship scheme is a 36-month programme to support gaining a professional Finance qualification (ACCA or CIMA) plus an industry recognised apprenticeship qualification at the same time as gaining relevant job experience alongside essential soft skills and behaviours training. There will be plenty of support along the way in the shape of your development from your peer group, line manager and mentor.
We will provide you with varied roles to support your professional qualification effectively - which could include supporting the Commercial function, Retail Operations and Corporate Finance. The skills you will develop include budgeting, forecasting, statutory reporting, performance analysis, project appraisal and strong excel skills, enabling you to handle large data sets and perform efficient financial modelling. You will also develop strong communication and presentation skills, essential for building effective relationships across the business and successfully influencing stakeholders.
We’d really like you to help us drive improvements in the way we work, simplifying core processes & enhancing areas of development. We’ll also be looking for your support in preparing presentations for senior management (internal & group boards) and you will have the opportunity to complete ad hoc performance analysis.
Required Skills & Experience
- Graduate ideally with relevant numerical degree
- Self -starter who enjoys working in a fast - paced environment
- Strong communication and organisation skills
- Ability to produce high quality work under pressure
- Can prioritise effectively - always clear what is important
- Team player - builds strong relationships with peers and stakeholders
- High level of attention to detail and accuracy
- Experience using Excel & PowerPoint
We want to ensure that all employees, future employees and applicants to all Kingfisher companies are treated equally regardless of age, gender, marital or civil partnership status, colour, ethnic or national origin, culture, religious belief, philosophical belief, political opinion, disability, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.
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